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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number one on her list. how do we get this project done? jackie spear a strong advocate for this project. you have three great champions, and i will also tell you that in working with senator boxer on the transportation bill this project was always at the top of her list. [applause] so i am deligh
Dec 7, 2012 6:30am PST
california that secretary lahood hood worked so hard on. the two senators were instrumental in making better and we in the house urged passage for the high speed rail in the central valley, whether it's mass transit, rail, high speed rail and terminal and presidio and others -- what is it? transit first? transit first. it's about jobs. it's about comcommerce. it's about quality of air. it's about quality of life and building consensus in america and by doing so and by listening and leadership from the white house we are able to be a model to the nation with projects of national significance so that other communities can follow our lead, and i join the mayor in seluting the leadership of president barack obama. without his leadership, his priorities, without the work that was done in appropriations committee and diane is a senior -- when i say senior i mean high ranking. i was a senior too so i take it as a complement but that's where a lot of this work is done so without president barack obama and his commitment to build america we wouldn't have this success today and it's a global vision bu
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
lively and would love to hear from secretary ray lahood but i will have to step out. easily followed by others who take the place. >> thank you, a he is a great partner, i appreciate all of his work. i want to thank you, we took the united states through 9/11, very difficult times together. >> don't mention gsa please. i always refer to that as my bastard child and you helped in the conception. >> don't even want to go there. >> i think we are going to have of lively one because it has mr. denham from california. you are recognized. >> thank you, i will take the opportunity to make a quick statement. always look forward to talking about high speed rail in california because there's always something new to talk about. this is something i supported when i was in state senate, a $33 million project going to the ballot initiative to borrow $9.5 million. when we had a decent credit rating. since then our credit rating has been downgraded. the debt has gone through the roof to the point of near bankruptcy in this plan we once had, has no plan. i went $33 billion to $98.5 billion with no pr
Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
wrote to secretary lahood asking for stimulus dollars to be given to california. but i voted on it. i was fooled at one time. now we are trying to fix that situation. rex that is okay. you have a whole, the vision at that time. i think we should get back to that. i hope there comes a day when our california delegation will be in support of been the model for this country and making sure that the federal government invests in it. secretary, you have talked about this new product we are going to be building, the real cars in illinois. -- the rail cars in illinois. even if it is a somewhat unconstructive vision that we have of high-speed rail in california. i hope to be one of the champions here in congress to continue to urge us to build a high-speed rail and the california. it would be a proud moment for this generation. what are we going to build that is great and significant and has incredible impact for jobs, the economy, and the future of transportation for tourism? in los angeles, tourism [unintelligible] we want tourist dollars and a california. those of the dollars that matte
Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
. just do not use a plumber's wrench or you will ruin the material. kitchen appliances, the lahood needs to have the screen and filter cleaned probably if you cook a lot once a month. take it out and put it in the dishwasher. that is what i recommend. take that out. all of these goods have a screen and filter that filters out the papers, and you stick it in the dishwasher. every couple of years, take up your support thanks. every fireplace? >> you want to make sure the damper is working in the shut position and you do not have the fire on so you're not losing energy for the outside and it is easy to open when you're going to use a fire. you want to lubricate that and make sure it works properly, you want to make sure the door is sealed so if it is a gas unit, there is no gas leaking into your room, and if you have a wood burning fireplace you should have every summer or once a year, you should have your chimney cleaned out because chimney fires are a huge cost of residential fires and that is when the chimneys are not cleaned out, they are fire starters there. so it is critical tha
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
lahood announced 10 million more dollars for new jersey thursday. emily schmidt, washington. >> that just sounds like a drop in the bucket. >>> in case you missed it live, here's a holiday treat we've reheated for you, the lighting of the national christmas tree that took place earlier tonight down on the ellipse right outside the white house. >> four, three, two, one. [ cheering and applause ] >> the free is ball. the president and his family -- the tree is beautiful. the president and his family are beautiful. it's a beautiful night in washington d.c., isn't it? that's a colorado blue spruce that came this way from virginia. it was transplanted in october. >> this is our third tree in as many years. our long standing tree was lost in a storm and then its replacement didn't take hold. if just goes to show nobody's job is safe here in washington. >> you know, storms have left a lot of trees in the last couple years. there are 56 trees surrounding the big one representing the 50 states, the district and our u.s. territories. they'll be hit every night through january 1st. you can hang
Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
, back to you. >> all right jacqui, what is happening outside? >> lahood damp. not much more than sprinkles. it has been a while. sandy was probably the last significant measurable rain we have had. we can use it. we will have chances on and off throughout the weekend. consider yourself lucky. it is friday. we do have showers north and west of the metro. everybody is sucked in with the cloudiness. nothing is sitting in the district right now. there are some drizzles at dulles. we had a touch just to the south and moving over towards the eastern shore at this time. it is a beautiful stark, isn't it? take a look at this gorgeous picture overlooking a georgetown. temperatures are not terrible. it is 40 degrees at this time. it is 36 in gaithersburg. temperature in manassas, 39 degrees. we had a drizzle at dulles. temperatures are better this morning than they were yesterday. at least we have that going for us. a cold front is starting off out to the west. we have a little area of low pressure. we are kind of stuck in between with no huge break. neither of those are dominating our wea
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
chicago high-speed rail corridor with secretary lahood and governor quinn on the train. and by thanksgiving we begin delivering that same 110-mile per hour experience to regular amtrak passengers every day. intercity passenger rail is already stimulating development on the corridor in cities like normal illinois where new multimodal station has attracted $200 million in related private investment and in joliet where construction of a new multi-mobile station is under way. plans also include new or improved stations were six other cities on backorder. we have greater 250 new jobs in rochelle illinois where rail cars are for california and the midwest are being built. last week i was able to witness -- that manufacture the notice to proceed. illinois in the midwest collaboration on high-speed rail began in 1980, but gained attractions in the '90s when a 10 state midwest regional -- regional rail initiative a joint study and prepared a stamp -- plan to upgrade existing track, and passenger rail frequencies and use new technologies to enable faster, safer passenger trains on all of
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
lahood so the secretary could hear from these residents who didn't get to travel very much and could share with the secretary their own concerns and to ask for his help and they were helped. so it is always a human dimension to what senator inouye did and it struck me and he did so in a very quiet way. so we honor him. we thank him. and his last words before he passed on was aloha. and senator, we bid aloha. we love you. aloha. mr. speaker, i yield back, the reminder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. without objection, the previous question is ordered. without objection, the resolution is adopted and the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. markey: mr. speaker, i have a special order. the speaker pro tempore: the house lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leaves of absence requested for mr. mica of florida after 5:00 p.m. today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the request is granted. are there requests for one-minute speechs? under the speak
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
to thank all of our witnesses today and particularly thank secretary lahood. i understand it's your birthday. i don't think i would've chosen to spend my birthday with you, but i'm glad you've chosen to spend your birthday with us. particularly to the chairman for holding this hearing and discussion today about high-speed rail. we had a chance to begin a half ago to go up to new york and less amtrak, but it just took forever. i do share your view and that of ms. norton that we have a really densely populated corridor in the north east that requires her best development of high-speed rail. i don't think that has to be, nor should it be at the exclusion of development of high-speed rail and other quarters of the country. when i think about a trip that i took many years ago with my son from paris to the dirt on your region in france going from a densely populated urban area to a rural and mountainous region and high-speed railways and excluded the mayor. so i think the same can be true of areas around the central coast. i think it is true in other areas of the country. for us to be com
Dec 8, 2012 3:35pm EST
been the lack of knowing the details. the conversation you just went through with mr. lahood, how could we expect to get an update on who these private companies are that are able to invest that come much are they willing to invest that i have heard him say the same concern for over a year now. when do you anticipate the governor would work with you to present a package of how we might be able to get the private investment? >> i'm not going to speak for the governor. this has not been determined. companies that want to invest. >> can you also expressed to the governor on half of this committee that he would give some of state whether he wants to do it through closed sessions are give this committee some better sense of what we can anticipate of a real commitment of private investment? >> my next question is you said the president has a vision. i think he is actually putting money up front on the table to begin the process. he says there is no plan. could you help us to better understand what the specific plan is of the president's vision for high-speed rail in california? >> the p
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
already designated more than two-billion dollars.transportation secretary ray lahood announced ten million more dollars for new jersey thursday. the governors' requests come as washington is caught in heated debates on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington, emily schmidt, kron4 news you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ a fresh-cut tri tip sirloin served with a succulent lobster tail. just $16.99. sizzler. >>pam: now for today's market update. stocks post little gains amid the ongoing budget talks in washington. apple stock rebounded from yesterday's drop off. after c-e-o tim cook said the company would start making next year. gabe slate tech report which is spoken of tech report and also, the dow gained nearly 40- poin
Dec 6, 2012 5:00am EST
heading. >>> who's celebrating a birthday today? check it out. transportation secretary a lahood is 67. andrew cuomo is 55. she was a former tv crush of mine years ago, actress general mean turner still -- janine turner still beautiful at 50. british actor know clark is 57. actress lindsey price is 36 today. happy birthday if it's your day too like our colleague shelly. happy birthday to you. i6 >>> hello. welcome back to 9news now. 5:46 on this thursday morning. it's definitely colder this morning. you'll need to bundle up. >> i wish i had the ear muffs when i was on the weather terrace. frederick down to 23. that just gives you an idea. they are the cold spot. we have lots of 20s out in the suburbs. even charlie in catlett called in at 27 in fauquier county. thankfully the winds are relatively light, generally 5 miles an hour or less. here's a look at the bus stop forecast. you already know it's cold outside but it will be sunny. winds this morning northerly at about 5, 8 miles an hour. they go southeast this afternoon with 20s and 30s. the sunrise 7:13. we'll lose a few more minutes
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
you in the coming session. this morning on behalf of president obama and secretary lahood, i also thank you for this opportunity to discuss our planning and development efforts in the northeast corridor which has been states is one of the most valuable transportation assets in the united states, and the details about these efforts which were called nec future are detailed in my written submission. today as we look ahead we know the northeast region's passenger rail market is as strong and full of potential as any in the country, but clearly the time has come to plan for and invest in the future of the northeast corridor. and so we're moving forward with a strategy that is focused on both it immediate and long-term needs. we are overseeing a comprehensive regional planning effort, and this multistate transportation planning project is one of the largest ever undertaken in the united states. as we look to invest in next generation of nec services, our initial focus with this planning project is to thoroughly understand the true needs of the market. this is going to be a market-based
Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
secretary lahood here and he was talking about high speed rail and he said we will need the money and he will be opening these opportunities to private sector competition. do you see any problem with that? >> no, as he said last week, and i think he's been quite consistent on this, we welcome private sector investment to be able to leverage the public naunds are available. we want to make sure that where that money comes in makes the most sense, is the most cost effective way to do it, that the contracts are put together in a way that protect public interest. >> i would concur with all of those, particularly our job is protecting the public interest. also i think it's important that we maintain the ownership of that infrastructure that we're contributing to build along the way. i think you're never going to get the congress to give you $151 billion even over a period of 30 years. but if we could attract private capital and that's where our managing director of morgan stanley maybe could she had some light. right now we take in about a billion dollars. we have 12 or 12 million passenge
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